From the Mascot Files: 75, 50, and 25 years ago
75 Years Ago-May 28, 1943
Nor any drop to drink
Fate, or luck, or whatever you would name the power that shapes coincidences, certainly kicked the village water department around last Friday and Saturday. For 24 hours the town was without water, not only because the storage tank was empty, but because the pump also went out of commission.
Bill Boyd Andy Clyde in “Stick to Your Guns” Gary Cooper Barbara Stanwyck in “Ball of Fire”
G. B. Bjornson breaks leg on visit here
G. B. Bjornson, editor of The Mascot, fell on the office steps Monday noon and sustained a fracture of the right ankle. He was taken to his home in Minneapolis that afternoon by Rev. G. Guttormsson, who reported Mr. Bjornson had been placed in Swedish hospital for treatment.
Cleon Lynn Prellwitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Prellwitz of Alta Vista township, and Barbara Alice Wisey eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wisey of Great Neck, New York, were united in marriage on May 8 at the parsonage in Great Neck.
50 Years Ago-May 30, 1968
New plant for Minneota
Minneota Plexi-Lite, Justin Anderson, owner, began operation in Minneota last week end. The plant is located in the front end of the Anderson garage building on First Street. The firm will manufacture small plastic signs of all types and blister packages, seedling trays, ceiling tile, room dividers, duck decoys and many other articles of moulded plastics. The owner of the new plant came to Minneota from Cumberland, Wis., in 1950 to accept a position with M-G-T Co-operative Oil Co., and worked there until May 19. He is married and the father of four children.
Work on Shelter House
There were some sore backs and muscles one day last week when this group of men finished “pouring” the cement for the base of the Robert Geiwitz Shelter House at the swimming pool. The men donated their labor and materials are being bought with funds donated in memory of the late Robert Geiwitz, who died October of last year. Gerard Vlaminck, who is in charge of the work crew, said Tuesday he expected to continue with the project this week and it was hoped to have it completed the first past of June.
25 Years Ago-May 26, 1993
Bike rodeo a good thing
Children in the community gathered near the high school on Saturday morning for the Bike Rodeo that was staged by Eric Wallen and the Hazel Run Jolly Workers 4-H Club and assisted by Minneota Police Chief Robert Axford. Eric Wallen helped the youngsters ride their bikes around the course, watching for proper hand signals, while other bikers waited their turns. These young riders took the hand signals seriously and know what signs to use-now how do we remind our older riders to do the same?
A new look on Highway 68
The Minneota Auto Center, located right on Highway 68, got a new roof this week and it really changed the looks of the building. Workers hurried to get the boards covered on Saturday morning when storm clouds threatened.
“Indecent Proposal” with Robert Redford and Demi Moore “Cop and a Half” with Burt Reynolds